Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 25: Reforming the Tax Code

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The real possibility of lawmakers advancing the first overhaul of the country’s tax code in more than three decades would greatly benefit trucking, ATA President Chris Spear says.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center later this month at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2017
Government, Business

Republican Leaders to Unveil Tax Reform Proposals Week of Sept. 25

Kevin Brady Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A key House committee with jurisdiction over tax policy is poised to reveal a plan the week of Sept. 25 aimed at overhauling the U.S. tax code.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2017

ATA Revives Finance Council, Adds Staff to TMC

American Trucking Associations has hired tax attorney Jennifer Wieroniey to help revive its dormant National Accounting & Finance Council, an organization that once fielded a staff of 10 and was a potent voice on matters of interest to trucking finance officers, tax specialists and staff dedicated to credit and collections issues.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 11: That Truck Is Driving Itself

Aether Films

Super smart robot trucks capable of communicating with other robot trucks while they haul freight along highways, without a driver, is no longer science fiction.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senate Panel to Examine Self-Driving Trucks

Daimler Truck Daimler

Trucking executives and industry observers will lead a discussion on self-driving trucks at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Sept. 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Fall Meeting to Focus on Implementation of New Technologies

SuperTech Vos FedEx Freight Technician Vos (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

The Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations will hold its 2017 Fall Meeting & National Technician Skills Competitions on Sept. 16-21 in Orlando, Fla.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
September 7, 2017

Meet Safety Sammy, Trucking’s Newest Mascot

Safety Sammy NTDC Safety Sammy at NTDC (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

“Safety Sammy” is the official name of the trucking industry’s newest mascot, the chairman of American Trucking Associations announced over the weekend at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

‘American Truck Trends’ Quantifies Size of Industry

U.S. trucks moved more than 70% of the nation’s freight last year, and the companies that owned those vehicles employed 7.4 million people, according to a new publication from American Trucking Associations.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2017

Editorial: A Matter of Perspective

Any artist will tell you that perspective matters when looking at a picture. A survey of the financial picture for industries that affect trucking, which was presented at an economic conference last week, is no different.

July 20, 2017